We had a busy weekend last weekend. We were down in the OC for a friend’s shower/pre-wedding party, stopped in to see another friend’s new babe born 3 days after Dashiell, and then zipped back up here after brunch on Sunday for an evening picnic organized by our neighbors. I did not have time to prepare lovely homemade picnic, as you can imagine.
But that was a good thing, because it meant that we got to stop by the Zinc Cafe in Corona Del Mar for the most delicious picnicking supplies. I love the Zinc. I find any excuse I can to eat there when we’re in the neighborhood. There’s a smaller satellite location in Solana Beach near my parents’ house, but it’s no where near as delicious as the one in CDM. Think perfectly prepared deli salads, wines, soups, cheeses, sandwiches… and that’s just the to go stuff.
I picked up:
Marinated goat’s cheese with lemon and thyme
Cured french olives with orange and garlic
And 3 soups for dinner this week. The Tuscan white bean was insanely delicious, but I only got a taste because I was afraid a huge bowl of beans might send the baby into a panic.
ZINC ZINC ZINC ZINC. I love you.